River Heights P&Z holds on subdivision request
By Ben Walker
aPRIL 06, 2006| RIVER HEIGHTS -- Seven days after the
City Council rescinded a motion for a moratorium on
subdivisions, Dan Weston tried to get one approved at
Tuesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Weston said he would like to create a cul-de-sac and
build five homes near 700 East and 600 South, where
he has already built three homes. He said he plans on
building the homes and already has friends interested
in buying them.
"I'm not a developer. I don't want to be doing this,"
Weston said. "I'm doing it so I get a home and I want
to pick my neighbors."
Commission Chairman Chris Himmel said the commission
would need more time to review Weston's master plan,
despite Weston's desire for an immediate answer.
"If you really have to think about it, that means
no to me, and I'll just sell it," Weston said.
Commissioner Gladys Ann Atwood said a sewer problem
may make the subdivision too expensive to be realized.
Other discussions about the potential subdivision included
a possible through road instead of a cul-de sac.
"Two homeowners are going to be really upset because
they thought it was going to be a cul-de-sac like was
on the origial plan," Weston said. "I don't even want
to start if I'm not able to put a cul-de-sac in."
Himmel said, "My personal opinion is that we need
just a little bit of time to talk about this."
The commission also discussed requirements for a business
license for adult-oriented businesses. Though River
Heights has no adult-oriented businesses currently,
commission member Mike Rickson prepared an ordinance
in case of future attempts to move such a business to
"I looked at the existing ordinance at the county
and [Logan] city level and I made it more restrictive.
I wanted to define it in a way that would give us a
great amount of latitude when we deal with this kind
of business," Rickson said. "They had not violated any
First Amendment issues, yet it gave them control as
to when and how and what."
Shiela Lind, city recorder, said she had never received
any applications for an adult-oriented business.